Workshops/Classes

Sacred Pleasure Series Part 4: Lilith, Goddess of Radical Self-Acceptance

Lilith: Sovereign Goddess of Radical Self-Acceptance In the final episode of this series on Sacred Pleasure, I discuss the ancient Near Eastern Goddess, #Lilith. In Jewish folklore, we learn that Lilith was Adam’s equal, his original wife-partner, but fled the…

What is a “meet cute?”

In film and television, a “meet cute” is a scene in which the two people who will form a future romantic couple meet for the first time, typically under unusual, humorous, or “cute” circumstances. This type of scene is a…

A little pleasure medicine.

At the end of the Psyche (Soul) & Eros (Love) story, they bring a daughter into the world, whom they name Hedone, meaning “pleasure” (Voluptas was her Roman name). The union of Soul + Erotic Love begets Pleasure. In the philosophy of…

Interview With Journey to the Goddess: Pleasure in Business

Recently, Annalisa Derr, Ph.D candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute and creatrix of Journey to the Goddess, came to Ojai to interview me about why it’s important to infuse our daily life, including our businesses, with sacred pleasure. We were lucky…

Bathe Like an Egyptian

The beauty secrets of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, are well documented in both fiction and history. After the 1963 epic blockbuster film Cleopatra was released, we have forever associated the femme fatale’s face with the Hollywood icon, Elizabeth Taylor. However,…